Thursday , August 16 2018

The underwater drones that hunt for oil spills beneath the waves

A navy boat dumping chemicals in the ocean - for good reason

This navy boat dumped chemicals in the ocean for good reason

Technical University of Cartagena

A SMALL dinghy bobs on the ocean a few miles off the Irish coast. Two men in dark clothes lower a pipe into the water, switch on a pump and chemicals start to flow. To the untrained eye, it looks distinctly dodgy. But these men are from the Irish navy and the chemicals they are dumping are creating a simulated oil spill, to be sniffed out by a team of robots lurking in the depths below.

I’m aboard LÉ Róisín, an Irish …

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